Like other chronic disease conditions, mental illness is a progressively deteriorating disease condition. Mental Health America stands on a platform of #B4Stage4 aimed to educate the public on the value of prevention and early intervention.
Left untreated, people slowly lose their ability to live the life they and their families imagined – as healthy, successful, and contributing members of their community. They become isolated from the community and often end up homeless, in jails, or in hospitals. The community misses out through lost productivity and relationships.
See Mental Health America for more information on Legislative Priorities and Recommendations.
Recovery is possible.